Militant killed in encounter with security forces

A militant was on Thursday shot dead in the 28-hour-long gunbattle with security forces in Sopore town of north Kashmir Baramulla district.

Last Updated: Sep 23, 2010, 13:30 PM IST

Srinagar: A militant was on Thursday shot dead in the 28-hour-long gunbattle with security forces in Sopore town of north Kashmir Baramulla district, taking the total
number of ultras killed in the operation to two, officials said.

"We have killed one militant this morning," Sopore Superintendent of Police Altaf Ahmad told a news agency.

Another militant was killed yesterday during the encounter, he said.

He said search operation in the area was in progress.

Acting on a tip off, police and troops of 22 Rashtriya Rifles yesterday launched a search operation in village Dooru in militancy-hit Sopore area, 55 kms from here,
in Baramulla district.

The hiding militants were asked to surrender, but a gunfight started when they opened fire.

The identity and group affiliation of the slain militant could not be ascertained so far.

PTI